Right now there are over 1,000 oil wells in the city of Los Angeles.
And over 750 of these oil production sites are dangerously close to homes, schools, places of worship, and hospitals. In fact, 580,000 Angelenos currently live less than a quarter mile from an active oil well.
While Big Oil reaps profits from polluting our air, the health burden of that pollution — which aggravates heart and lung diseases and is linked to higher COVID-19 death rates — falls disproportionately on low-income communities and communities of color.
This disparity has always been unacceptable, but it is doubly so now, in the middle of a pandemic that is hitting Los Angeles's most vulnerable residents the hardest. We must do better.
Oil operations don't belong near our homes, hospitals, and schools — tell your city councilmember and Mayor Garcetti to protect the health and safety of communities!
Oil operations don't belong near Los Angeles homes, hospitals, and schools — tell your city councilmember and Mayor Garcetti to protect the health and safety of communities!
Mayor Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles City Councilmembers
CC: LA City Attorney Mike Feuer
Help protect LA communities from oil drilling!
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